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Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing national famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to create money for his army. He thusly developed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who came to the US for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with just 80 numbers in almost all of the US based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly played today because of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the simple reality that there are no skills needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of coming away with a win are horrible, there is always the hope that you will win quite large with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are picked each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.